The JSRACS Music Department offers a wide range of musical experiences for every child from Year 2 through to Year 12. Our aim is to be inclusive of all students and to provide enriching and exciting musical experiences.
There are a number of ensembles at the school led by a dedicated and experienced music staff who rehearse each group for the busy calendar of concerts that occur throughout the year. Our concerts are held at the School, throughout Perth and overseas.
Our music groups include:
Bands: Concert Band and Year 5 Band
Choirs: Secondary Choir, St Paul’s Chapel Choir, and Primary Choirs.
Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble
Jazz Bands: Jazz 1-2
Orchestras: Sinfonia, Stringendo, Sinfonietta and Year 2 Strings
Other Opportunities: Music students showcase their talent and musical prowess at annual concerts, which are always a highlight on the School calendar. These events include: School Musicals, Big Night In Events, Interhouse Music Festival, Jazz at Ellington, European Choral Choir Tour, Generations in Jazz competition.
Our Instrumental Staff form a fantastic group of dedicated teachers and talented musicians who provide the skills needed for our music students to be able to perform complex music at a high standard. At JSRACS students have the opportunity to learn the Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Jazz Piano, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice. For information on how to arrange instrumental or voice lessons, please collect a Making Music handbook from the Music Department or Administration.
St Paul’s Chapel Choir
The St Paul’s Chapel Choir includes students from both the Primary and Secondary school from JSRACS. The choir has toured the United Kingdom, the eastern states of Australia, and Western Australias South-West, performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and produced recordings of Haydn’s orchestral mass, Missa Sancti Nicolai, and the Fauré Requiem.
The Chapel Choir sings the traditional Anglican office of Evensong each Wednesday with a regular Eucharist on Sunday mornings at St Paul’s, Mirrabooka. The Choir also sings in other Anglican parishes around the Perth diocese.